Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Creating new recipes can be challenging but fun.  I wanted to bake my Skip The Frosting Cupcakes this year for Valentine’s Day and have used several Red Velvet cake recipes in the past.

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow

Skip The Frosting Cupcake by Toni Spilsbury, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I like my Red Velvet cake to taste less like white cake with red food coloring, and more like- well, Red Velvet.

So what does “Red Velvet” taste like?  With very little information out there, this is the question I asked myself.

And here is what… uh, myself answered.

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!


  • cake or all-purpose flour- 2 1/2 cups
  • sugar- 1 1/2 cups
  • baking soda- 1 tspn
  • fine salt- 1 tspn
  • ground cinnamon- 1 tspn
  • cocoa powder- 1 tspn
  • canola or vegetable oil- 1 1/2 cups
  • milk- 1 cup
  • egg whites- 4
  • red food coloring- 2 tbspns
  • white distilled vinegar- 1 tspn
  • vanilla extract- 1 tspn
  • strawberry extract- 1 tspn
  • marshmallows, jumbo (use strawberry marshmallows for Valentine's day)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa powder
  3. In another mixing bowl or electric stand mixer, whisk together oil, milk, egg whites, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and strawberry extracts
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a stand mixer until batter is smooth
  5. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin
  6. Set timer five minutes before baking is complete, approximately 14-16 minutes to add marshmallows
  7. Finish baking for five minutes until toothpick comes out clean, total baking 19-21 minutes



Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Skip The Frosting Marshmallow


For another great Skip The Frosting recipe, check out Smores Skip The Frosting Cupcakes:


Smores Cupcakes

Skip the Frosting Cupcakes- Smores Style!


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4 Responses to Real Red Velvet Cupcakes- Skip The Frosting!

  1. Patricia February 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Besides being really pretty, they sound delish. I’m passing this recipe on to a co-worker who loves to bake and, hopefully, she’ll bring some into work to share!

  2. Christine February 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I really need something like this. We’ve both just changed job schedules and put the kiddo in preschool and our family schedule is out the window. Help! :)


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